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Published: 23 August 2018

324 Pages

ISBN: 9780199485079

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Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court of India

Transparency, Accountability, and Independence

New Edition

Edited by Arghya Sengupta and Ritwika Sharma

  • Critically analyses Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association v Union of India in which the Supreme Court of India, by majority, struck down as unconstitutional the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), established to appoint judges to the Supreme Court of India and High Courts.
  • Traces history of judicial appointments in India.
  • Analyses constitutional principles behind selecting judges.
  • Comparatively analyses judicial appointments process in six select countries: the UK, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, and Nepal.